How in the World?
We don't always think of Mary as a woman with tenacity or spunk, but she is. After all, she had an angel appear to her telling her that she would bear the Messiah, not knowing what it would mean to raise God's son and eventually watch him die. Yes, Mary is a woman with tenacity, and upon hearing the angel's message she boldly states, "Yes, let it be with me according to your word." Who does God call in extraordinary times? Ordinary people like Mary. Ordinary people like you. Do you have just a little bit of tenacity like Mary? Do you have her spunk? Do you have her courage to set out on a journey not knowing how it ends? God calls ordinary people like Mary -- like you -- to do amazing things. And when He does, answer the call as Mary did. "Let it be with me according to your word."